LYFT IS SET to offer driverless vehicles to a small selection of passengers on the eastern seaboard of America.
The cars will be supplied by Drive.ai, a San Francisco start-up that writes computer software that makes vehicles autonomous rather than build them from scratch.
Drive.ai co-founder and president Carol Reiley said:
We want to make sure the experience feels as much like an autonomous vehicle experience as possible. Passengers will opt into the programme and all rides are free.
Lyft director of self-driving development Taggart Matthiessen said: “The goal here is to connect out passengers with the world’s best autonomous technology and drive.ai is a great example of that.
“We want to work with them to accelerate their technology, to create a safe and consistent experience for our passengers and while we’re starting small, the goal is that we slowly and surely grow these rides across the entire platform.”